Oliver Ressler lives and works in Vienna. His practice explores issues such as economics, democracy, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has shown extensively internationally with a major exhibition at SALT Galata in Istanbul in 2016/17 and a retrospective of his films at Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève in 2013. He is the co-curator of an exhibition cycle on the financial crisis, It's the Political Economy, Stupid, and co-curator of Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom at Secession, Vienna, 2014. Ressler is the first prize winner of the newly established Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award, 2016.